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What the Health was that?! Thank you, 2022 💜 TL;DR it was a good year...
Apparently this wrapped thing is like, compulsory?
So apparently, everyone on the internet (ie earth) has decided to follow Spotify’s lead and do an end-of-year “wrapped”.
Since it’s the new content baseline standard, and I don’t want to get in trouble with the content police - imma do a little one to close out the wild ride that was 2022 for you too…
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🍩WTH Wrapped 🎁
I can’t believe this lil newsletter that started as a sanity project in Feb 2021 is still going. And, y’all were crazy enough (sorry, kind enough) to come along for the ride and actually bring it to life.
It would seriously be nothing without you
Ok, some 2022 stats for ya…
(Cause we love numbers and cold hard data)📈
Since Jan 1st 2022 we’ve had…
💌 93, 844 email newsletter reads
👩💻 >37,000 website hits (WTF)
💜 3634 Subscribers (+2453 legends since Jan 1st)
📬 50-54% Open Rate
💼 12,742 Linkedin Followers (Emily = 10225, WTH = 2517)
👀 2.7 million LinkedIn views
📱 5 million socials views. (LinkedIn + Twitter)
🥳 7 WTH Events (4 Melb, 3 Sydney)
🎟 >1400 WTH Event regos
🎭 12 Other Event & Media Partnerships
💕 22 Partnerships
🗣 16 panels
🎙 5 pods
🚀 1 Exclusive Community launch ft 90 killer peeps
201 applications, now 175 on the waitlist
Since its launch in Nov - 5 self-organised community events
Some people were silly enough to mention us in the actual media too…
🗞 1 mention in the AFR
🏆 1 List of top innovators made
📣 1 cult status accusation
Of course, there was also…
😅 Far too many gifs & memes
🙊 At least a few thousand emojis
♾ Infinite interesting convos
But what’s far more beautiful, and important, is the stories, impact and feedback from it 💕
Not everything can be captured in stats. Nor should it be…
🌈 Some personal highlights:
The dozens of kind humans who have generously gifted their time and knowledge to help bring the content, events and community to life
The tales of people from abroad - reading WTH, then coming to Aus and finding jobs and opportunities through the companies they read about in newsletters
The epic merch, succulents and other cute gifts I was lucky enough to get
All the incredible DMs, notes and chats with you all, and hearing about your incredible stories
Getting invited to a dinner with the one and only Jacinda Ardern (swoon)
Seeing WTH on a cupcake
The endless new friends
All the hugs… and getting to meet so many of you IRL
But seriously - a HUGE thank you to everyone who has read even a word of these ramblings, been to an event or supported WTH in some shape or form 🙏
And, a special shout out to the little, but incredible, WTH team and ambassador crew! Without all of you, none of this would have been possible. You flipping superstars 🔥
The magic that has, and continues to come from this crew, content and community - continues to blow my freaking mind. 😭✨
It’s been an incredible journey.
I don’t know about you, but I truly believe in the power of people, being human, kindness and connection - and that this is what’s actually what’s needed to make healthcare, health tech, and the world a better place (lame right)?
And, I’m so glad and grateful I’ve found all of you.
And this growing crew of curious, passionate and inspirational peeps who dare to think differently, and drive change. 💪
It brings me hope.
And, everything really is better together (and with memes, duh).
So thank you 💜
Here’s to you. And an epic 2022. And can’t wait for what’s hopefully an even bigger and better 2023 - for WTH & Healthtech.
Now - Go have an awesome break, rest up and hope you get a proper refresh. And enjoy a killer holiday period spent with the people and things you love.
As for me…
I’m disappearing to rural Vic and NSW to hang with my fam. And hopefully logging off for as long as possible (yes, I have an addiction - but I’m going to at least try).
Happy holidays WTH fam.
I’ll see you all on the other side.
With thanks to our partners 💜